Bayern’s Franck Ribery Appear In Court To Defend Debt Claim


Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery on Tuesday appeared in a German court over claims he is owing his former agent 3.5 million euros.

Bruno Heiderscheid is claiming the France international did not pay him his commission from his 2007 transfer from Marseille to Bayern, which cost 25 million euros.

Unfortunately, Heiderscheid could not appear in Munich’s district court on Tuesday after his flight from Brussels was cancelled, forcing an adjournment till January 16, 2018.

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Heiderscheid claims the pair made a verbal agreement a decade ago, which was later put in writing.

In December 2015, Luxembourg’s Court of Appeal ordered the Bayern forward to pay Heiderscheid 1.6 million euros, plus legal fees, for a breach of contract over the 2007 deal.

Ribery is out of contract at Bayern in June, but has just returned from a knee injury.